The Camping World Truck Series has had five winners in the six events so far as the drivers return to action on Friday night at the 1,366-mile track. The last two times this event was hosted, Sheldon Creed came away with the victory and moved to the NASCAR Xfinity Series odds for this season with Richard Childress Racing.
Following the last event at Bristol, there are still seven open spots for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs. In the postseason playoff outlook, nine drivers not in the top-10 can still make it into the playoffs before the end of the season.
Grant Enfinger of GMS Racing is nine points behind Matt Crafton for the tenth and final position. Drivers must be ranked in the top-20 in points to be eligible for the playoffs.
- Date/Time: Friday, May 6, 2022, 7:30 PM
- Location: Darlington, SC
- Track: Darlington Raceway
Dead On Tools 200 Betting Picks
Pick 1: Ben Rhodes
Rhodes has been solid so far this season, with five top-5 finishes and one win in six starts. He’ is currently the Truck Series Leader with 265 points, 38 points ahead of Chandler Smith. Rhodes is the 2021 series champion and the only previous event winner to enter the race. He also has two top-five and two top-ten finishes in this race. He is also the last winner in the 2022 series after winning at Bristol in the last event.
Pick 2: Zane Smith
Smith is the only driver with two wins in the series, with three top-5 and five top-ten finishes. He’s currently fourth in the series standings after winning the season-opening race at Daytona. Last season, he placed seventh in this event and had the sixth-best overall rating.
In the second event of the season at Las Vegas, Smith finished second and was later disqualified because of an issue with a lug nut violation. He finished fifth in Atlanta, took the checkered flag at COTA, and finished ninth in the last event at Bristol. Without the disqualification, Smith would be the Truck Series leader, which is something to look at coming into this race.
Pick 3: Stewart Friesen
Friesen is currently third in the Truck Series standings and has an average finish of 9.7 in six races. The 38-year-old has one top-five, three top-ten, and five top-15 finishes in this season’s events. The last event he won was back in 2019 when he took first place in two events and finished fourth in the series rankings. His average driver rating is 100.98 in his last five races, so he’s been picking up momentum at the perfect time.
Dead On Tools 200 Betting Trends
- There have been five different winners in the six Truck Series events this season.
- Three drivers have locked themselves into the Camping World Truck Series with wins this season.
- Four Camping World Truck Series top drivers will not be in the race and will compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series odds this weekend.
- Ben Rhodes has performed best at Darlington in the series with a win and two top-fives in just three appearances.
- Toyota holds six of the top seven spots in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rankings in 2022.
Dead On Tools 200 Betting Predictions
Two of the top drivers in the series rankings for Kyle Busch Motorsports will not be racing in Darlington this weekend and instead will race in the NASCAR picks Xfinity series for their team. Chandler Smith and John Hunter Nemechek will not compete in the Truck Series this week and are ranked second and fifth in the standings. This will open the door for other top drivers to move up in the standings and possibly get a win.
Ben Rhodes seems to be the clear favorite this week, with two of his biggest competitors out of action. After claiming his first win of the season last week, he continues his dominance and is the only racer with five finishes in the top five so far this season.
After his two wins at Las Vegas and COTA, Zane Smith is always one to consider. He is the only driver besides Rhodes to finish in the top-ten five times this season and has the opportunity to take the race.